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Minnesota Vikings: 4 Burning Questions the Vikings Must Answer in Week 3
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Bennett and the Bears broke Minnesota's heart.

The Minnesota Vikings were surprisingly good in 2012. Coming off of a 3-13 campaign the year before, the Vikings fashioned a 10-6 record and grabbed a spot in the NFC playoffs.

Coming into this season, fans' expectations were high. The team would start the year with a more seasoned Christian Ponder at the helm, a healthy Adrian Peterson and a trio of first-round draft picks.

Even losing veterans Antoine Winfield and Percy Harvin didn't seem to hurt Minnesota. Both stars headed to Seattle, but neither has seen the field for the Seahawks. Winfield was cut and subsequently retired. Harvin required offseason surgery and may not play until December.

However, things haven't gone well thus far for the Vikings. They are off to a 0-2 start, and both losses came to division opponents. Unless Minnesota can right its ship in a hurry, the playoffs will become a fading memory instead of an immediate goal.

Why have things started out so poorly? There are a number of factors that haven't gone Minnesota's way. Click on to read four burning questions the Vikings must answer in Week 3. 

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